Mixed dry karela curry

Mixed dry karela curry

Category: Main meal | Serves: 5

Prep time: 1 hour 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 - 15 minutes


175g/6oz karelas (bitter gourds)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tablespoon amchur powder or 1 cooking apple, peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon coriander stalks and leaves, chopped

1/2 green pepper, sliced

50g/2oz cabbage, sliced

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons green chillies, crushed
  1. Peel and wash the karelas and cut them into 5mm slices. Toss them in lemon juice and leave for 1 hour.
  2. Squeeze the karelas and discard the bitter juice from them.
  3. In a heated pan, add the oil and cumin seeds, and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the karelas to the hot oil and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until just brown.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and cook over a low heat for 7-10 minutes or until the cabbage is cooked.

Nutritional information

Mixed Dry Karela Curry